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Harambee Stars first choice keeper Arnold Origi once again played the entire 90 minutes as his Ullensaker side fell to a 1-2 defeat to Sarsborg 08 in the Norwegian Division two leagues on Sunday.
Though Origi did well to thwart off numerous threats from the marauding opponents his side crumbled to concede early goals. The hosts got their goals through a Giaviere Morten in the 10th minute and Hoas Oywinde in the 28th minute.
Martin Rosenkilde pulled one back for Ullensaker, but it was too little too late as Origi’s team slumped to a successive loss.
Ulkensaker are now in position nine in the 16 table team with 32 points from 23 games. FC Start still tops the charts on 51 points. Last week’s Ullenkaser lost 0-1 to Kongsving.
Victor Wanyama was on the score sheet as his Celtic side brushed aside Dundee 2-0 in a Scottish league match played on Saturday at the Celtic Park.
Wanyama scored the second goal with a long range drive shortly after the breather after his team mate Gary Hooper had given his side the opener in the nick of half time.
The win was a morale boost to the Neil Lennon coached side after his side had slumped to a 1-2 defeat St Johnstone in their last league match.
Celtic´s controlled the proceedings while Dundee were showing little ambition of finding the back of the net as they opted to hold back and defend.
This was Wanyama third goal of the season. The win hauled Celtic to position three on the log standings with 11 points from six games. Celtic are now two points shy of leaders Motherwell and one point shy of second placed Hibernian.
Macdonald Mariga, who is still nursing an injury watched from the terraces as his club, Inter-Milan were handed a 2-0 home beating by Siena at the San Siro on Saturday in a Serie A match.
This loss compounds to Milan woes. Since the Serie A began they have been struggling to find their foot. The Kenyan international is expected to return to active training in late November to boost the Nerazzurri.
The 2010 Serie A champions are in position six with similar points from four matches. Defending champions Juventus are perched at the top with maximum points from four games.
Dennis Oliech’sclub AJ Auxerre’s poor run in the French division two Ligue continued on Saturday when they lost 4-3 away to EA Guingamp to complicate matters for the former Ligue 1 side.
Goals from Thibault Giresse, Mustapha Yatabare and a Christopher Mandade brace secured the win for the home side while Auxerre got theirs through Ntep de Madiba, Olivier Kaapo and Vincent Acapandie.
The defeat made Auxerre slide downwards on the log to position 11 with 10 points. Leaders Monaco have 17 points from eight games similar as Auxerre.
Lawrence Olum played the entire match as his club Sporting Kansas were held to barren draw by visiting Montreal on Saturday in the US Major Soccer League.
The draw comes in the backdrop of last weekend’s 2-0 thrashing by Thierry Henry’s New York Red Bulls.
The point picked saw them retain their lead in the Eastern Conference log standings with 55 points, two more than second placed Chicago. In the Western Conference log standings San Jose tops with 60 pints as LA Galaxy follows with 49 points.
Racing Genk midfielder Ayub Timbe came from the bench to help his side secure a vital 2-1 away win over Sporting Charleroi in a Belgian league match played on Sunday.
Jelle Vossen put the visitors ahead in the 48th minute before Julien added another in the 90th minute. A lapse in Genk’s defense in the dying seconds of the match saw Badi Banga pulled one back, though it was too little too late.
The vital win was a shot in the arm as Genk leaped to the top three brackets with 14 points from eight games. Club Brugge tops with 20 points while Anderlecht is second on 16 points. Timbe’s next match will be a home tie against Mechelen on Saturday.
Coastal Union attacking midfielder Jerry Santos was on target as he helped his Tanzanian Vodacom league side pick a point from Tanzania Prisons in a 1-1 draw league match played on Wednesday evening in Mbeya.
The player who crossed over to the Vodacom league side this season from Kenyan league champions Tusker, was in great form as he scored in two successive weekends.On Friday last week he scored his club’s loan goal in the 1-0 win over against Mgambo JKT. Santos now has two goals from two matches while his side has picked four points from two outings. Union is now ranked fourth with 4 points in the 14team league.
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